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NRCS Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series highlights recent outcomes, emerging opportunities, and conservation tools and data developed to assist with conservation planning and impact and efficiency assessment. The series illustrates the scope of Farm Bill conservation efforts on privately owned croplands, forests, and rangelands; documents the conservation achievements and outcomes of those efforts; and shows the utility of science-based outcomes for helping inform future conservation delivery.

These one-hour, live webinars will occur every fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) via Adobe Connect at
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September 23, 3:00 p.m. ET – CEAP Science Informs Shrubland Bird Conservation in Eastern Forests

Population declines of shrubland birds (bird species that use shrub dominated habitats with little or no tree canopy) have generated increased focus on the conservation of these species in Eastern forested landscapes. NRCS has been contributing to this effort with technical and financial assistance to landowners and producers providing young forest and other shrubland habitats. For over a decade, the NRCS Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) has been working collaboratively with science partners at the United States Forest Service (USFS) Northern Research Station and the University of Massachusetts to improve our understanding of the habitat needs of shrubland birds to inform more effective conservation delivery and document conservation outcomes.

Song Sparrow, photo by Isabel Brofsky

This webinar provides a summary of multiple assessment projects, synthesizes findings, and describes outcomes and decision support tools developed for use by conservationists working in Eastern forested landscapes. The presenter will also share insights on ecosystem services provided by shrubland birds and how agricultural producers are supporting conservation of this at-risk group.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. David King of the University of Massachusetts and USFS Northern Research Station.

No registration is required. Access the webinar shortly before 3:00 pm ET at (We have found that participants may have difficulties when accessing via Internet Explorer, so we recommend an alternate browser).

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Each webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing on this website.

Questions? Contact Liz Marshall at

Past Webinars:

  • July 22, 2021 – Pollinator Response to NRCS Pollinator Practices - Archived webinar, slides (PDF; 6.5 MB).
  • May 27, 2021 – When it Rains, it Pours: Conservation Considerations for Resiliency in a Changing Climate - Archived webinar, slides (PDF; 8.8 MB), references (PDF; 0.1 MB).
  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary GHG Mitigation & Carbon Sequestration Benefits - Archived webinar.
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment - Archived webinar.
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating production and economics into area-wide planning - Archived webinar.
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning - Archived webinar.
  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains - Archived webinar.
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game - Archived webinar.
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring - Archived webinar.
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests - Archived webinar.
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests - Archived webinar.
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP-2 Report on Changes in Adoption Rates - Archived webinar.
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds - Archived webinar.
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife - Archived webinar.